Chris Berman always says that “nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills.” With the injuries piling up in wholesale fashion the Packers are going to have to be the new Bills – keep winning even when it seems all is lost. After losing Ryan Grant in the season opener, the Packers lost three more starters last week against Detroit and all three could be lost for the year, Morgan Burnett for sure is, Nick Barnett and Mark Tauscher hold out slim hopes of a return.
The Packers face the Redskins tomorrow in Washington then have the Dolphins at home before they could possibly get back Atari Bigby for help at safety. I don’t expect to see Al Harris or Starks being activated this year. If Bigby can return to form it would be a huge boost to the defense, but it is a big if too.
As far as tomorrow is concerned I think Aaron Rodgers’ words after last week’s game were heard loud and clear and the Packers will be spreading it out and getting the ball to their best players. I don’t think the Redskins are clicking on all cylinders yet on offense and they won’t have Clinton Portis for the game so the Packers might have a chance to mask their injuries for this week anyway.
I think the offense will carry the day and the Packers will move to 4-1 with a 31-21 win. It’ll stave off the wolves for at least one week.